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>> how many amazing journeys he had here in the united states. >> right here in the united states. >> incredible to see. "early start" continues right now. remembering nelson mandela. this morning the world remembering that man, mourning the loss of a legend. south africa's former president hailed for his courage and decency and message of equality. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm michaela pereira. it is 5:00 in the east. nelson mandela whose unbreakable will and unsurpassed
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courage brought an end to an era of white domination in south africa. he is dead this morning at the age of 95. mandela was such a global icon with larger than life legend who went from a prison cell to the presidency and he did it with such unmashed grace. i want to bring in robin curnow live from johannesburg. set the scene for us today, robin. >> the announcement was made just before midnight on thursday. so many south africans didn't really know that their icon had passed on. it was only when they woke up this morning that they perhaps looked at the newspapers or heard on the radio. much of this country is quite rule countryside and they would have seen headlines like this. this one means go well, madiba. good-bye. i think many people in this country would have said, thank god he is at rest and at peace because he has had such a year
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of in and out of hospital, of being under such stress in terms of his health and i think there was a real sense that people wanted him to be at peace, not to suffer. but there still is that shock, that disbelief that this man who is the father of this democracy is gone and i think many south africans are really still trying to digest that news. >> you will have nine to ten days of remembering. a remarkable week plus long celebration of his life and mourning his death. >> reporter: absolutely. i mean, his funeral is only scheduled for day ten after his death. so that is essentially next saturday or sunday. in between that time, we get to see him lying in state. we are going to see a memorial service at a local soccer stadium. i think many people would also, in their own private way, try to remember what he means to them.
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what we also are going to see, of course, is probably one of the biggest funerals in living memory. somebody said, you know, this is going to compare to churchill's funeral. where is and when is barack obama going to come here? we have heard from the white house that he might go to the memorial service here in johannesburg at the stadium. not to the funeral service in the rural home state of qunu. we will see the next few days a huge swell of grief. at the same time, the logistics playing out of how world leaders, up to 50 of them, are going to converge on south africa to pay their respects to a living icon that really defined not only the 20th century but the 21st century well. >> a dignified good-bye to a hero in south africa. >> returning to his home roots
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in qunu which is a full circle beautiful finish to his story but his story never ends because his spirit lives on. from the moment that the news broke of nelson mandela's death, the tributes began pouring in. he was revered. almost as though the world lost a father. let's get the international reaction from erin mclaughlin who is live london. you look in the united states getting honorary doctorates. on the world stage he truly was rever revered. >> he really was, ma day la. i'm here outside the south africa house in london. this used to be a place of anti-apartheid protests during the time of nelson mandela's and now it's a tribute. the british prime minister was here to sign the book. people coming by all morning to leave candles and flowers and notes of remembrance thanking
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nelson mandela for all he has done and saying how much they will miss him. sentiment that is being echoed around the world. >> tonight, one of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. >> reporter: news of his death traveled swiftly around the world. in the uk, prince william and kate heard the news while attending the uk premiere of the film "mandela long walk to freedom." >> extremely sad and tragic news. we are reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> reporter: hours before signing autographs on the red carpet, british actor idris elba who portrayed the south african icon in the film shared this story from one of mandela's daughters. >> in his own words, he said, i'm not sick. i'm just old. >> reporter: after hearing of mandela's passing, the actor said in a statement to cnn, what an honor it was to step into the shoes of nelson mandela.
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my thoughts and prayers are with his family. across the globe. world leaders reflected on the legacy nelson mandela leaves behind. at the united nations, silence. remembrance of his enormous impact. >> no one did more in our time to advance the values and aspirations of the united nations. nelson mandela showed what -- and given each one of us, if we believe. >> reporter: today he is remembered in every corner of the globe. the australian prime minister. >> nelson mandela was one of the great figures of africa. arguably one of the great figures of the last century. a truly great man. >> in canada where in 2001, mandela became the first honorary citizen of ottawa, the prime minister said the world has lost one of its great moral leaders.
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>> despite his long years of captivity, mr. mandela left prison with his mind closed to any settling of scores and his heart open to those he had fought against. >> mandela in his fight for equality influenced not just world leaders, but also the people of the world. >> it's been an inspiration for generations growing up. he stood for the civil rights, not just people in south africa but people around the world and his legacy goes on. >> reporter: people here continuing to stop to pay their respects. some shedding tears. one note read, quote. thank you for creating a pathway to freedom for all of us, a message that is being heard around the world. michaela? >> thank you, erin. so many felt he was fighting for their freedom as well. freedom from poverty, oppression, whatever. >> i met some kids in south
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africa that said he is like the madiba. they feel like someone they have a personal connection with and vital to them. >> he was known for visiting dignitaries, he would go around and greet the workers first to shake sure he spent time with them first. in the united states our country's leaders past and present. we heard from president obama last night. let's go to the white house now and hear from brianna keilar. this was a personal moment for barack obama who talked about the influence of nelson mandela when he was a young man. >> reporter: that's right, john. it was just huge. president obama was 19 years old when he first got involved with the anti-apartheid movement. the first time he gave what being call a political speech was back in 1981. he was a sophomore at occidental
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college when he spoke out against apartheid. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and personal idol who struggled his earliest ambitions. >> i am one of the first who grew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue of policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation, spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forward for mandela's 2010 memoir "conversations with myself." he wrote his example helped awakened me to the wider world and the obligation that we all have to stand up for what is right. through his choices, mandela made it clear that we did not have to accept the world as it is, take we could do our part to
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seek the world as it should be. when president obama visited south africa this summer, mandela was so ill, the two were unable to meet. still mandela's inspiration played large during the president's trip. president obama returned to robben island, the prison where mandela known as madiba spent 18 years but this time he brought his entire family. >> there was something different about bringing my children and malia is now 15. sasha is 12. and seeing them stand within the walls that once surrounded nelson mandela, i knew this was an experience that they would never forget. i knew that they now appreciated a little bit more the sacrifices that madiba and others had made for freedom. >> reporter: soon after the leader's death was announced, obama said he could not imagine
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his life without mandela's example. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will ever share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> reporter: we are told he will head to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela and told the stature of mandela an iconic leader, a number of former presidents will be heading there as well, john. that is the expectation but we don't know the details at this point. the white house is still working out logistics. >> so many of our presidents had a personal connection to them i would be surprised not to see them all heading over there for some kind of remembrance. brianna keilar, thank you very much. we will tell you about this weather ahead. a deadly storm is wreaking havoc across the nation. hundreds of flights canceled.
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coverage, "remembering the life of nelson mandela." we will have much more on the late south african's presidents life and death and everything that is going on in south africa today in a moment. first, let's talk about the deep freeze that is blanketing virtually all of the united states right now. >> for real! >> causing travel nightmares on roads and in the air. more than 500 flights have already been precanceled across the country because of this bitter weather. >> getting around by car not any easier. a major risk. look at this. it's a seven-vehicle wreck along interstate 540 in northern arkansas. four people were sent to the hospital in that incident. their injuries are nonlife-threatening. >> emergency vehicles in oklahoma are saying most roads
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in the entire state are slick and hazardous. be careful. state of emergency has been declared in all 77 counties. the state has now activated emergency operation center to help people affected by the bad weather. at least three dozen people injured so far. denver keep hitting record lows there. mine united states 15 yesterday! drivers gripping their steering wheels tight. the city is dealing with packed snow and ice on the roadways and highways and more snow in the forecast for tomorrow night. >> looks cold there. gas cans and flashlights flying off the shelves in tennessee this morning. a state of emergency declared after storm expected to wallop that state today. utility officials bracing for massive power outages. let's bring in meteorologist indra petersons. she drew the short straw and live in memphis, tennessee, this morning. how do things look there, indra? >> right now, things are pretty mild.
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it's that calm before the storm but a few hours away, everything could change here in memphis. the national weather service with its new experimental, the first year we have an ice impact index. is calling the potential here in memphis to be a category 3. what does that mean? potential of over half an inch of freezing rain. you get that ice there, half an inch of ice on the power lines we talked about power outages could last as long as five days. let's take a look at the satellite. the radar show you where this system is. it's already done a ton of damage overnight. look at this. you see those dots, those are the storm reports. we have already seen freezing rain in these overnight hours so anywhere from indiana stretching back in through texas we have seen the system or this line move on through. farther to the north around southern illinois, we have only seen about a third of an inch of that ice accumulation. north of us and west of us, northwest portions of arkansas seen ft. smith an inch of ice
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accumulation already and greenwood seeing over an inch and that is what we are concerned about. jonesboro, arkansas, a category five warning meaning they have the potential to lose power for weeks. this is a concern. the system will continue to push on through. the next several hours in memphis that freezing rain will start. it does take time to transition but eventually it looks like the potential here for half an inch of ice is possible on these lines. power outages could be widespread. then that system will start to exit out of the area as we about it through tonight. but keep in mind by tomorrow morning, another system on the heels right behind it will start to move on through. so we have two punch here of chances of getting this freezing rain and we know the devastating it means when you talk about the cold arctic temperatures we are dealing with. temperatures feel like below freezing and 20, 30 degrees below normal and the potential of without power for a week is a scary thought. >> you hope people have
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generators or supplies in their house and this could last a bit. >> widespread power outages could last weeks. indra, thank you so much, in memphis for us this morning. we will check back in with you in a little bit. with black friday behind them, texans are bracing for ice fridayg. schools canceling classes and shoppers jamming the stores in search of milk, pet food and anything that might prove useful for a long weekend barricaded indoors. look at this. freezing winds and rain have arrived in parts of the lonestar state. alina machado is continuing our coverage from dallas live. good morning. >> good morning, john. you can see it here. we are getting some freezing rain right now in downtown dallas and this is what officials here have talking about for days. the roads are slushy and icy and treacherous. traffic, little traffic that is on it right now seem to be slow moving and easy to see why. when you take a look at the ice accumulations that we are
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already seeing here where we are. look at this bush right here. i don't know if you can see that. this is all covered in ice. this is precisely what authorities here have been concerned about. we know the airport, for example, dfw airport yesterday had several hundred cancellations. just from american airlines because of this storm. we were there talking to passengers and we talked to one person who had to rearrange his travel plans. take a listen. >> you took an earlier flight. >> out of las vegas, yep. >> because of the weather? >> because of the weather. they are comparing it to what happened to us about three years ago. >> reporter: now, again, that is referring to what happened here in 2011 during super bowl week. there was a severe winter storm that shut down dallas. right now here there are tens of thousands of people without power and, john, things could get worse if this continues. >> the ice covering on that little bush next to you, remarkable.
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alina machado in dallas, thank you so much. coming up, we will continue to remember nelson mandela this morning. much more on the enormous impact he had, not only on south africa, but the entire world. >> we are talking about the sports world as well. how athletic tiger woods and soccer legends say they were influenced by mandela. joe carter is straight ahead with "the bleacher report." is this the bacon and cheese diet? this is the creamy chicken corn chowder. i mean, look at it. so indulgent. did i tell you i am on the... [ both ] chicken pot pie diet! me too! [ male announcer ] so indulgent, you'll never believe they're light. 100-calorie progresso light soups. it's hard to describe, because you have a numbness, but yet you have the pain like thousands of needles sticking in your foot. it was progressively getting worse, and at that point i knew i had to do something. once i started taking the lyrica the pain started subsiding. [ male announcer ] it's known that diabetes damages nerves.
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it is no exaggeration to show every corner of the world touched by nelson mandela including the sports world. this morning legends from tiger woods to paylay expressing their appreciation for his life. joe carter is here this morning with "the bleacher report." >> nelson mandela used sports specifically the rugby world cup finals back in 1995 to really unite his country to time with south africa that was the most divided and given the affect that he had on the world and sports world people like tiger woods say one of his most memorable moments is not winning golf titles but meeting nelson mandela. >> i got a chance to meet him with my father back in '98. he invited us to his home and it was, you know, one of the aspiring times i've had in my life. >> the man's fastest mans.
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bolt called mandela the world's greatest fighter. and paylay, the best soccer player to ever live, called mandela one of the most influential people in his life. he kalcalled him, "my hero." the role that he played in getting the 2010 fifa world cup to south africa. south africa hosting the world cup was something people never thought was a possibility. but the 2010 world up with went off without a hitch and today the u.s. national team will be awaiting the draw for the 2014 fifa world cup which is in brazil. the selection process will begin today at 11:00 a.m. eastern. lakers star kobe bryant was hoping to return tonight against the sacramento kings but he has to wait a little longer as he continues to come back from that achilles injury and refas back from surgery. cnn's rachel nichols caught up
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with kobe and you can watch that tonight at 10:30 eastern on cnn "unguarded." back to mandela. it's only fitting that his public memorial will be held at a soccer stadium, the fnb stadium there. >> the soccer city where they played the world cup. i was there for that and that country was so proud it was able to pull off something of that magnitude. >> he was a man of the people. we will take a break and be right back. something to love... so join the loyalty program that lets you earn free nights in any of them. plus, for a limited time, members can win a free night every day. only at hotels.com [announcer] all work and no play will make brady miss his favorite part of the day. ♪
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remembering a hero and a
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legend. we are mourning the death, celebrating the life this morning of nelson mandela. a special coverage of the former south african president whose message of equality and decency changed the entire world. we are live. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm michaela pereira. 31 minutes after the hour. a whole lot of tears and dancing and few wishful smiles this morning. the world is remembering nelson mandela. his unbreakable spirit squashed apartheid in south africa. few men single handedly changed so many hearts and mind in the face of such duress. let's bring in our senior national correspondent arwa damon who is live in johannesburg. you're seeing the very country he essentially changed and you're watching them pay their respects.
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arwa? >> reporter: we are talking about a nation being in mourning but this is also, at the same time, a nation very much celebrating the man whom very few here can actually find words to describe. he has been called a hero, a legend. but for so many of the people here that really felt the profound impact of what nelson mandela, in essence, truly was. they are at a loss for words to describe how they are feeling right now. the crowd behind us gathered in front of his house in johannesburg, has been singing and chanting and just finishing singing the national anthem now. a little bit of moment of silence. tps he it was here in this house he passed away last night and his body moved to a military hospital and embalmed the next three or four days before going to a soccer stadium here in johannesburg for a public memorial. the casket will then lie in state before finally moving on to be buried in mandela's
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ancestorial hometown. we are expecting jake zuma to show up here in the next half hour. a lot of people have been talking to us about what nelson mandela has meant to them. one young man we meant, a 23-year-old black south african university student was emphasizing how digit his life was today to the life that his father and his parents went through back during the years of aparthe apartheid. a police officer also comparing the past and the present. everyone emphasizing had nelson mandela not made that decision that he made when he was relieved from prison to choose reconciliation versus revenge, this country could have very easily ended up like an iraq or syria. at this point in time this is a country that is truly saddened by the loss, but many people saying that they also feel a certain level joy because this legendary man who was so sickly in his final years is finally
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going to be able to rest in piece. >> 71 coming out of prison' still becoming president after that. in fact, those sunset years for so many people were some of his most active years. >> you said something interesting. you said he changed so many minds. he also changed hearts. one of my favorite quotes from nelson mandela, he said if you can learn to hate, you can be taught to love. >> a powerful message and comes at a time when people are feeling such unrest in our world. so it will be interesting to see how his legacy, one he worked his life over to create, if you will, will be felt and translated for today's world. >> let's hope. all of the living u.s. presidents are paying their respects to nelson mandela. president obama speaking at the white house last night. >> tonight our thoughts and prayers are with the mandela family in south africa. they're grieving the loss of a man, a moral giant who embodied the dignity and courage and hope and sought to bring about
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justice not only in south africa but i think to inspire millions around the world and he did that. the idea that every single human being ought to be free and that oppression can end and justice can prevail. >> yes. >> that's what -- that was a supreme court justice who said yes. >> the president is expected to travel to south africa for one of the memorials or the funerals. we are not sure which but the president has, indeed, ordered flags to be lowered to half staff through monday. >> the former presidents are weighing in as well. george w. bush welcoming mandela to the white house after his release from prison says nelson mandela had the remarkable capacity to forgive his jailers following 26 years of wrongful imprisonment and setting a powerful example of redemption
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and grace for us all. >> george w. bush sending condolences to the mandela family saying mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. he bore his burdens with dignity and grace and our world is a better place because of his example. >> president clinton who was in the white house when mandel was elected president of south africa. the two developed a close personal relationship. bill clinton says, quote, all of us are living in a better world because of the life that madiba lived. he proved that there is freedom in forgiving that a big heart is better than a closed mind and that life's real victories must be shared. >> jimmy carter also saying the following. to think of their parents and grandparents the different world
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they are seeing. we will have more coverage of nelson mandela's legacy still to come on "early start." we are following the vast majority of the united states dealing with the effects of a deep freeze, including major travel headaches. more than 500 flights have been precanceled. so bad they are canceling them before they are supposed to take off! they have been canceled around the country because of the bitter weather. >> getting around by car not easier. icy conditions call that seven vehicle wreck along interstate 540 in northern arkansas. four people tenth so the hospital and we are told their injuries are not life-threatening. most roads in the entire state of oklahoma are considered slick and hazardous this morning. a state of emergency has been declared in all 77 counties. state has activated emergency operation center to help people affected by the bad weather. at least three dozen people have been injured there. bad in denver too. the drivers there having to exercise a whole lot of patience. the city is dealing with packed snow and ice on the roadways.
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there is more forecast to add july to injury, more snow in the forecast tomorrow night. food and gas and flashlights flying off the shelves in memphis, tennessee. a storm is expected to wallop that state today. road crews are treating bridges and overpasses and major roads with salt and sand and trying to get ready. massive power outages are expected. we will bring in meteorologist indra petersons live in memphis, tennessee. they are measuring these ice storms now? >> reporter: things are just starting to ramp up here in memphis. the last few minutes we are starting to see a little bit of rain come our way. so we know that threat of freezing rain, so close. what we are worried about here the national weather service has issued an ice impact index of a category three ice storm here in the memphis area. what does that mean? that means the threat over half
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an inch of ice on those power lines and means power outages here could last about a week. north of us, they have already seen so much ice, an inch around jonesboro and ft. smith in arkansas saw an inch of ice. we have a category five ice storm potential that means they could lose power for weeks. take a look at the satellite and show you the radar where exactly the system is right now. you can actually tell overnight plenty of damage already these little balls you're looking at, those are reports of freezing rain we have already seen and they stretch from indiana back in through texas. so with that, we know farther to the north we have seen smaller amounts of that ice accumulation. about a quarter of an inch or so and half an inch, the threshold we get concerned with these power lines coming down and that is the mention earlier. we have already seen north of us looks like northwestern portions of arkansas getting the large amounts so far. here in memphis talking about the next few hours really starting to switch over from rain to freezing rain. with that we could see about a half an inch of freezing rain in
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this region. with that we talk about the potential for power lines to come down in this area. it looks like maybe around next several hours see it switch over and take time to switch over but deal with the threat of freezing rain throughout the day today. it doesn't taper off until overnight tonight as the system pushes farther to the south and into the east. keep in mind, though, once the system starts to exit off, people are going to be very cold and there is another system behind it. it could bring similar impacts as we go in late saturday in through sunday. talk about these temperatures. that is the reason this arctic plunge and temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below normal. talking about freezing potential here with temperatures 20 to 30 degrees and with the windchill feeling like negative 30 degrees. that is around the dakotas. here we are talking about freezing temperatures the next week or so. >> indra was able to hear us they have instituted national weather service has a new wave categorying the ice storms to give people an idea of how bad they are. they are talking about a
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category five in some of the areas of the southern united states. >> which means power outages possible for weeks. our spoke coverage of the life of nelson mandela continues throughout the morning. we will speak to one of his friend coming up live after the break. which rewards her for responsibly managing her card balance. before receiving $25 toward her balance each quarter for making more than her minimum payment on time each month. tracey got the bankamericard better balance rewards credit card, which fits nicely with everything else in life she has to balance. that's the benefit of responsibility. apply online or visit a bank of america near you.
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jim changed his routine. ask your doctor about xarelto®. once a day xarelto® means no regular blood monitoring -- no known dietary restrictions. for more information and savings options, call 1-888-xarelto or visit goxarelto.com. as the world mourns the loss of nelson mandela today, one man grieves for his close friend of 67 years and a fellow anti-apartheid activist and we are honored to have him on the phone with us from johannesburg. we are sorry for your loss and the loss of your entire nation. you were very close to nelson mandela. you wrote a beautiful, beautiful tribute to him. and you talked about how you had a special nickname for each porge. you called each other madolla, which means old man. >> it means old man.
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also respect -- into action, and basically friendship. >> how do you want the world this morning to remember your great friend? >> how? what did you say? >> i said how do you want the world this morning to remember your great friend? >> well, you know, the first message is emotion, feeling of emotion. in hospital. i've known him for 67 years. i knew him as a strong man. he was a boxer. big man. and a shadow of himself in the hospital and for me that was the
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saddest, most traumatic feeling that i ever experienced. from then on, we accepted the fact that he is not going to be long with us, but a real feeling and trauma was when i saw him in the hospital. >> it was a long good-bye in so many ways. where do you think he found his courage throughout his life? and what lesson can that teach the rest of us? >> well, i mean, his courage. what i can, of course, say that one of his main qualities was courage and his leadership. it was his courage that make us
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fight politically and not permanently and it was the what he gave of himself because we who went in the witness box followed his lead. go in the witness box proclaim your political bleven. don't ask for mercy. don't apologize and we don't appeal. that's how the whole case was conducted under his leadership and until the very last day among our lawyers, the expectation of -- but collective
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sigh of relief. >> ahmad, you describe nelson mandela as a big man. i think that might be the understatement of the century. thank you so much for joining us this morning and, again, we are so sorry for the loss of your great friend who you endearingly called old man. appreciate it, sir. >> it's interesting when you think about the fact that south africa shared him with the world. he was an icon around the globe, but he was a friend and a father and a grandfather and a great grandfather. that is the other thing to remember. that was his friend for 67 years. >> through 27 years in prison. remarkable. >> all right. let's take a look at what our friends on "new day" have prepared for the show. good morning, kate and chris. >> >> good morning, you guys. >> we are going to keep balancing it out. the man and then the message and the symbol that he became. we will be remember the south african president nelson mandela and talk to people who knew him
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very well including family and friend like richard branson and look at the life and legacy and how it could be carried forward because he would want that most of. >> a celebration of the amazing life that he lived. we also will be watching very closely that enormous ice storm that is affecting so much of the country this morning. dangerous icy conditions have caused several accidents and flight cancellations to talk about again, unfortunately. we are going to have what you need to know and track where the storm is headed for you this morning. >> we look forward to seeing all of that, guys. >> i'll join you in a few moments. thanks, guys. coming up, "money time" with christine romans. big report coming out. the november jobs report is due out in two or three hours. what it could mean for you and your family coming up next. so you can see like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app.
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welcome back to "early start." it is "money time." christine romans is here. good morning. >> good morning. we are having this interesting discussion about on a morning when we are talking about the life and the success of nelson mandela. i think it's so interesting to point out here's a man who was able to, after 27 years, right, work with some of the world's most successful and shareholder only driven ceos to raise money and change the way business was done. >> he was a pragmatist. >> absolutely. another way this man in every realm of modern life he was a real leader and hero even in business. i just think that -- it really bears remarking on this morning as we talk about and honor his life. in the meantime, the big business story i'm watching today two and a half hours the jobs report for november. whether benefit bernanke deci b pull back on this stimulus program depends on what the numbers will look like this morning. keep this date in in mind
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december 18th. the final day of the fed's next two day meeting and if this is a strong jobs report this morning could be the day the fed is paring back the huge bond program and kept interest rates low a long time. investors scratching their heads the past few days how strong the economy is because we are getting good economic news. i want to be clear on that. look at the numbers. below 300,000. i keep putting an asterisk. see that? each of these comes with a little bit of an asterisk. gdp companies ramping up on their inventories and now have to sell them. you still got mortgage rates so low that that has been very good for home buyers but i think you're going to see mortgage rates moving up, john. i think they -- we have seen them moving up 4.46% yesterday we learned was the 30-year fixed mortgage rate. 5% i think next year and seems
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it could be bad, right? except, except people like circumstances circumstances -- it could be a good thing and loosen up the market. >> what is your expectation for the jobs report today? 180,000 and comes out this morning. the jobs rate probably fell 7.2% and this is an important number. the economy looks like it's getting better, john. we want to see this trend continue. are we turning a corner? and does that mean the stock market stops rallying? >> big decisive jobs report and no one covers it like you! stick around at 8:30 and she will tell you all about it. we will be right back.
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cnn's continuing coverage "remember the life of nelson mandela" continues now on "new day." ♪ this morning we have lost one of our greatest leaders. we celebrate a freedom fighter and a hero as the world reacts to the death of nelson mandela, with an outpouring of love and grief. >> let us pause and give thanks to the fact that nelson mandela lived with a more universe toward justice. >> we are live in south africa as a nation mourns and millions the world over remember a legacy. plus, dangerous ice storm.
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>> it's real slick roads. >> perhaps the worst in decades. flights canceled, thousands without power. >> this is the sixth time i've had to stop and get the ice off of there. >> but millions more in its path. we're live across the storm zone. this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning. welcome to "new day," it is friday, december 6th, 6:00 in the east. we have two major stories this morning. the world mourning iconic leader and freedom fighter nelson mandela. >> here in the u.s. we're tracking a dangerous ice storm. forecasters saying it could be the worst ice storm ever for the region. people are waking up without power but millions could end up losing electricity for weeks, they fear, this as temperatures continue to plummet. >> we'll continue to what's going on but we want to react to the passing of nelson mandela. here's a live